AUSTRALIA: Otways Set for Huge Growth
Largely as a result of tenacious local organizing, a large new national park is to be established in Australia's Otway forest. The devil will be in the details, as such incongruous use as four-wheel driving must be excluded for the ecosystem and biodiversity to be maintained.
Herald Sun: Otways set for huge growth [29nov04]
THE promised new Otway national park would cover more than 100,000ha if the Victorian Environmental Assessment Council's recommended boundaries were adopted. Environment Minister John Thwaites yesterday said this would make it the state's sixth largest national park and about nine times bigger than the existing Otway National Park.